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Thirsty Whale

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453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
+1 715-356-7108
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Nice place with a beautiful view. It was right on the lake. Not a big choice on the menu. The food was good and it is a great place for a younger generation.

Thank mmarschang
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Better than your average bar food. The fried shrimp was awesome! Everything tasted fresh and was very good. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich and the chicken was juicy, sauce was spicy and the ranch was delish!

Thank J W
Reviewed October 14, 2017

The Thirsty Whale is in a wonderful water front location perfect for lunch or evening meal. The food is the typical sandwiches, appitizers and drinks. It's worth a visit.

Thank bobnIL
Reviewed October 12, 2017

This place is over the water and has a deck for outdoor seating. The food was really good. The bar was great. They even have parking, but you can easily walk from the main street shops.

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed October 10, 2017

A large group of us stopped in here on a rainy Saturday. The view is fantastic, the dining room is right on the water. The food was excellent-our group had salads, beef sandwiches, and chicken sandwiches and everyone liked their meal. Our server was excellent-funny,...More

Thank AKRoy
Reviewed October 1, 2017

On the lake, nice views, very friendly and quick service. Food cooked to order and at a reasonable price.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Went here with a large group of people and the restaurant was very accommodating. Our server Kristie was sweet & did a great job juggling everything! I got a bucket of vodka lemonade for $8 and it was more than enough. And tasty! The bartenders...More

Thank Allyson D
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice. I had the Clam Chowder the first visit and fried shrimp basket the second time. Would have both of them again. Great service and great view.

Thank Jean K
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Food was amazing. We had the philly and buffalo chicken with fries. Everything was delicious and our server Callie was wonderfully pleasent and attentive. Maybe a little pricey but in a tourist town on the water we still had a great lunch for 25ish bucks.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Stop here in the afternoon on a Wednesday. Wasn't bad. But overrated, a mixed drink cost $ 7.25 for a little shot of whiskey and 7UP. Definitely found other bars in town that were more fun. I understand the apeal of being on the water...More

Thank IrishFoodluvr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-7108
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